IDSL 805 The Past, Present, and Future of Community Colleges
Provides a broad overview of the historical context of community colleges in the United
States as well as their current and future roles, governance structures, and leadership
challenges to hypothesize future directions and leadership challenges.
IDSL 810 Critical Issues in Community Colleges
Examines the external forces and current issues impacting community colleges, including
social, political, and environmental change. Students examine the origins of the issues
and the perspectives of varied stakeholders, and evaluate potential impact(s).
IDSL 825 Foundations of Effective Leadership
Examines various leadership theories and the relationship between leadership styles
and organizations, examining the optimal “fit” of an individual leader, leadership
role, and organizational environment.
IDSL 885 Creating Culture of Student Learning and Success
This course evaluates past and current theories of and strategies for improving student
success including best practices in persistence, completion, and student development.
Focus is on continuous improvement strategies deriving from data analysis.
IDSL 880 Leadership for Teaching and Learning
This course focuses on current research, theories, and best practices, and future
possibilities for effective teaching and learning, with emphasis on methods for reaching
diverse student populations, assessing learning, developing essential skills, creating
effective learning environments, and exploring alternative curricular and instructional
IDSL 840 Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis
Addresses foundational principles of methods of qualitative inquiry, with emphasis
on ensuring ethical standards, establishing assumptions and limitations for a study,
developing appropriate research questions and approach, and designing effective data